Nas on MTVs Rap Fix Live, Talks About his Divorce with Kelis and the legacy of Trayvon Martin [video]
The 39 year old Queensbridge rapper broke up with his wife Kelis in back in April 2009. Kelis was pregnant at the time with their daughter and had to dish out $45,000 per month for spousal and child support. Last year due to his bad economy he was able to get the sum almost chopped in half to $25,000.
Nas has another daughter that’s 18 years old who he had to pay child support to his first baby’s mother Carmen. All in all, Nas says he has been paying a rappers salary in child support for the past 3 years,
”Life is crazy. I wound up paying more money to baby mommas than what some of my rap brothers and sistren make.
“I’ve always been away from too much limelight and that right there put me in your — no one’s exempt from people probing into your life once you get into the game.
“So [the divorce] put a lot of my business out there, man. People weren’t thinking I was making that kind of money, and now they knew.”
You know what? Nas is right. I had no idea that he was making that kind of money. Do you realize that $45K a month for a year is more than half a million dollars per year. Who knew Nas was banking like that.
NAS ON TRAYVON MARTIN
“It’s a rage that goes through you that makes you want to react in all kinds of ways…But violence is not the answer. But what do people do when there is no justice?”
Peep the video clips of the interview.